Tag: Rule of law

MEPs approve rule of law mechanism for EU funds

MEPs have approved the regulation seeking to protect EU funds from being misused by EU governments who bend the rule of law, and are now insisting that this should be implemented as soon as possible.

“Unsatisfactory” – CoE’s verdict on Malta’s response to its demands on...

Backing his conclusions in a statement, the committee also called on the Maltese government to “refrain from any attempt to impose an arbitrary time-limit” on the work of the independent public inquiry currently under way.

“Unacceptable favours” between politicians and businessmen, Repubblika expresses concern

Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told Lovin Malta that the trip happened in 2014 while the sources told the online portal that it happened in 2017. Times of Malta reported that it happened in 2017 quoting its sources. Lovin Malta reported that Muscat could not remember when the trip took place.

Agreement reached on mechanism tying EU funding to rule of law

EU countries that disrespect the rule of law are set to risk losing access to EU funds after European Parliament and Council negotiators struck a provisional deal on Thursday.

Brussels urges EU countries to overcome differences on rule of law

During the SOTEU speech, EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said that "breaches of the rule of law cannot be tolerated".

Archbishop outlines the path to national healing

On an Independence Day palled by the bleak prospects the coronavirus pandemic, Archbishop Charles Scicluna stressed the importance of life and solidarity, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Rule of law prejudiced when corruption becomes a way of life...

"Drastic reforms are required if the country’s standing, trust, credibility and democratic credentials are to be restored," the Ombudsman said.

Amnesty may open a can of worms – legal expert

As criticism poured in from across the spectrum of society to the announced ‘amnesty’ for Covid-19 related fines, Newsbook.com.mt asked a legal expert on the validity of such an ‘amnesty’.

Opposition and Repubblika to scrutinise Govt’s letter to Venice Commission

Repubblika and PN react to publication of letter sent to Venice Commission

Rule of law concerns highlighted to PM Abela

The Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pieter Omtzigt has met with Prime Minister Robert Abela. During this meeting Omtzigt brought up to the discussion the Venice Commission recommendations and why the Maltese Government is taking long to implement.